Rupert Murdoch Gets Strong Rebuke For Lacking Integrity And Honesty

Excellent.

Rupert Murdoch is one of the most ruthless and repugnant businessmen in the world.  His low-brow style of journalism, as exhibited by several of his papers. gives a bad impression for the industry.  Therefore the in-your-face rebuke today that came in a stunning report is justice for Murdoch. 

What is so wonderful about this report is that it directly questions the integrity and honesty of Murdoch.  Since the prig has none of either, the report then is a major success at underlining the truth.

But what does all this mean to the cranky old bastard, Rupert Murdoch?

BBC business editor Robert Peston said it would push Ofcom, the media regulator, closer to the conclusion that BSkyB – 39% owned by News Corp – is not fit and proper to hold a broadcasting licence.

OUCH!

Rupert Murdoch “is not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company”, MPs have said.

The culture committee questioned journalists and bosses at the now-closed News of the World, as well as police and lawyers for hacking victims.

Its report has concluded that Mr Murdoch exhibited “wilful blindness” to what was going on in News Corporation.

Rebekah Brooks Arrested, Rupert Murdoch’s World Closes In

Bad news for Rupert Murdoch means good news for everyone else.

It is amazing how the developments from this international story are coming so fast and dramatic.  This one was not predicted and caught all off-guard.  Bet ole man Murdoch is snarling and snoring somewhere over this one.

Ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks has been arrested by police investigating phone hacking and bribery at the News of the World.

The 43-year-old was arrested by appointment at a London police station and remains in custody.

She was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications and on suspicion of corruption.

She quit News International on Friday as pressure mounted over her role in the deepening scandal.

Mrs Brooks was editor of the paper between 2000 and 2003, during which time the phone belonging to murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler was tampered with.

BBC Business Editor Robert Peston said News International was not aware that Mrs Brooks would be arrested when her resignation was being discussed at the company on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. She eventually resigned on Friday.

Mr Peston added: “It’s certainly the most extraordinary development. Rebekah Brooks is incredibly close to the most powerful people in the UK – the current prime minister, the previous prime ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. More or less every senior person of influence within Britain.”

More Bad News For Rupert Murdoch

Tough.

Rebekah Brooks, chief executive of News International, has resigned, the company has confirmed.

Her departure follows days of increasing pressure to step down as the phone
hacking scandal grew.

This afternoon Rupert Murdoch is meeting the family of murdered teenager
Milly Dowler, whose phone was allegedly hacked by the News of the World.

Mr Murdoch will apologise for the paper’s “serious wrongdoing”, in national
newspaper adverts on Saturday.

Rupert Murdoch’s Company Perhaps Hacked 9/11 Victims

The under-handed and unethical way that Rupert Murdoch has conducted his business operations over the decades is coming back to bite him in the backside.  None too soon for those who have long lamented what he was doing to journalism with his rancid style and soulless reporters.

Now America may finally be waking  up and listening to the words so many have written and spoken about Rupert Murdoch.  The reason this is now pricking the American consciousness is that some of the victims of 9/11 may have had their phones hacked by none other than the news operations owned by Rupert Murdoch.

The FBI has opened an investigation into allegations that media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. sought to hack into the phones of Sept. 11 victims, a law enforcement official said Thursday.

The decision to investigate was made after U.S. Rep. Peter King and several other members of Congress wrote FBI Director Robert Mueller demanding an investigation, said the official, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak publicly.

Victory Over Rupert Murdoch!

This is what I wanted to have happen.

The brand of media/journalism that Rupert Murdoch made money on needed to be flushed many years ago.  Without regard for journalistic ethics he played on celebrity scandal, vile right-wing politics, loud obnoxious people, and scantily clad women.

Today the empire Rupert Murdoch built took a solid hit to the outer wall and water is rushing in.   None too soon!

Rupert Murdoch’s media empire suffered a double blow Wednesday as Prime Minister David Cameron launched a wide-ranging investigation into the British press and Murdoch’s News Corp. withdrew a bid to take over British satellite broadcaster BSkyB.

The moves come in the wake of public and political fury at allegations that journalists working for Murdoch illegally eavesdropped on phone messages of thousands of people and bribed police.

Cameron blasted Murdoch’s company Wednesday as he launched the high-powered investigation.

Murdoch’s media company needs to focus not on taking over BSkyB, “but on clearing up the mess and getting their house in order,” Cameron demanded.

He welcomed the withdrawal of the bid, which came hours before lawmakers were due to vote on a symbolic measure urging Murdoch to give up his effort to take full ownership of the broadcaster in which he already owns a controlling stake.

“It’s the right decision (for the company), but also for the country too,” Cameron said. “Now we’ve got to get on with the work of the police investigation and the public inquiry that I set up today.”

Rupert Murdoch’s Mess Deepens, Former British PM Unloads

The best drama on television these days happens to be the public slap-down of Rupert Murdoch.  This despicable man has displayed over the years contempt for professional journalism while working in a conniving way to amass more power.

Now the public bitch-slap is underway.  Even the regulators in Britain are coming to understand what must happen to Murdoch.

Today the mess that is a creation of the work habits and shoddy journalism born from Rupert Murdoch only was made deeper with some breath-taking news.

From a former British Prime Minister.

We can only be glad God has allowed Rupert Murdoch to live so long so that justice can be handed out on earth.

(Yeah, I have long thought Rupert Murdoch to be a rotten bastard.)

Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has accused journalists from across
Rupert Murdoch’s News International media group of trying to illegally obtain
private medical information about his family, details of his bank accounts and
his phone messages, a source close to Brown told CNN. 

Monday’s allegation broadens a scandal that brought down Murdoch’s News of
the World newspaper. 

Journalists from The Sun, Murdoch’s daily British tabloid, obtained details
about Brown’s seriously ill son and published a story about him, while people
working for the upmarket Murdoch Sunday Times tricked Brown’s accountants into
handing over financial details, the former prime minister alleges. 

News International did not immediately respond to the allegations.

Rupert Murdoch Takes A Drubbing From Carl Bernstein

A great aricle by famed Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein can be found in Newsweek.

Then came the unfair and imbalanced politicized “news” of the Fox News
Channel—showing (again) Murdoch’s genius at building an empire on the basis of
an ever-descending lowest journalistic denominator. It, too, rests on a
foundation that has little or nothing to do with the best traditions and values
of real reporting and responsible journalism: the best obtainable version of the
truth. In place of this journalistic ideal, the enduring Murdoch ethic
substitutes gossip, sensationalism, and manufactured controversy.

Now THIS Is Gutter Journalism, Rupert Murdoch Style

Would you be shocked to know this gutter ball  comes from Rupert Murdoch’s “The Sun”?  The story deals with the lack of election mandate for any party following the elections in Britain last week.

But that produced a provocative front page in the Sun, the country’s most widely circulated newspaper. (with a blue-collar readership) The paper — which in this election abandoned the support it gave to Labour in every election since 1997 and embraced the Conservatives — has made Mr. Brown its favorite target.

In its Saturday edition, it ran a story headlined “Whitehall Property Scandal” that began: “A man aged 59 was squatting in a luxury home near the Houses of Parliament last night. The squatter, named as a Mr. Gordon Brown from Scotland, was refusing to budge from the Georgian townhouse in Downing Street, central London — denying entry to its rightful owner,” identified by the Sun as Mr. Cameron.